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The Birth Of Greenford Speedway/Dirt Track - 1928
3 March Ealing and District Motorcycle Club (Londons oldest motorcycle club) announced they were to take a leading role in the development of dirt-track racing in the UK.
7 April Dirt-track racing starts at Greenford Trotting Ground (alongside Long Drive on land that is now Stanley Ave, Jeymer Drive and Lincoln Close).
21 April 2nd dirt-track meeting.
28 May First Grand Prix takes place (3.15pm) with artificial corners and S bends introduced over the 20 lap, 10 mile race. Lady Strathspey opens White City Speedway track.
2 June Local paper, reporting on illegal betting problems at the trotting events, announces that this is no problem at motorcycle events as: betting is not in keeping with the customs and traditions of the motorcycle racing fraternity.
9 June Track too hard and dry for speed work as there had not been enough rain. The monotony was relieved only by 2 spills and one broken record (1000cc McEvoy and sidecar @ 44.55mph). Local man (Ealing) Frank Longman wins lightweight TT on IoM @ 63mph.
23 June Loudspeakers installed around the track. Small racing cars of the Junior Car Club competed for the first time with guests Malcolm Campbell, Kaye Don and George Newman
4 August An unusual number of falls and the first appearance of a female rider, Miss Fay Taylour, who was given a 5 second start in the mile race and finished First (at 42.45 mph) with her 5 second advantage intact.
18 August First eliminating heat of the British Half-mile Track Championship for solo machines won by L. Dallimore (HRD) and A. Jones (AJS) in a dead heat (4 mins 4 secs for 6 laps).